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Relationships and sex

Teens on Tinder

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Tinder is one of the most popular dating apps out there. Here's what parents need to know

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Safety and settings

Staying safe on Minecraft

Tips for parents on helping your child make the most of Minecraft

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Parenting

Seasonal Netiquette: 5 new parenting rules for screen time and tech when families gather

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Tips for parents on navigating screen time and technology rules when families meet up

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Games, apps and tech

How do I know if social media posts are sponsored?

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Dr. Eva A. van Reijmersdal and Dr. Esther Rozendaal share their insight on how to spot paid-for social media posts.

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Games, apps and tech

Connected toys: not just child’s play

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Advice for parents on the security risks of smart toys that talk to the internet – and perhaps other people you don’t want them to

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Parenting

What is - and isn't - legal online?

Off-limits online

The digital world is so new that half the time we don't know what the rules are. In fact, there are plenty of laws governing what you can and can't do online. Here's our guide to what you should and shouldn't be doing online (legally, anyway).

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Education and the future

The GCSE grading system explained

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A parent's guide to GCSE grades.

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Health and wellbeing

Young people and suicide: if your child tries to take their life

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Ged Flynn of Papyrus, the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide, outlines what parents need to know if their child tries to take their life

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Safety and settings

What parents need to know about 'sextortion’

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Here NCA-CEOP explains how some offenders may demand money using indecent images as online blackmail, how you can talk to your child about the risks, and where to go for further information and support.

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Relationships and sex

LGBTQ+ glossary for parents

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A quick guide to LGBTQ+ terms.

Your child has come out. That’s great: it means that they feel confident about themselves and they are trusting you to be supportive.

But what do you actually say?

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Games, apps and tech

Pokémon Go: a parent's guide

Pokemon Go

Everything you need to know about Pokémon Go, including concerns for parents and safety tips

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Games, apps and tech

WhatsApp: a guide for parents and carers

A parents guide to WhatsApp

Teenagers love WhatsApp – as do a lot of parents. Here's what parents need to know about it

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